As Kemba Walker enters the final year of his contract, the discussions involving his pending free agency will start to heat up.
Attending the National Basketball Players Association summer camp on Thursday, Kemba was asked about the chances of him playing for the New York Knicks, via Hartford Courant’s Dom Amore.
“I know it’s a special place, I was a Knicks fan growing up, always rooted for the home team. But I just can’t see myself in a Knicks jersey, only because I’ve been in one jersey.”
While, of course, Walker wouldn’t mind the idea of playing for his hometown team, and the team he grew up rooting for, he is focusing on winning with the Hornets.
“I just want to do something special in Charlotte. I’ve been there eight years now, and we haven’t really been consistent as far as winning.”
In his first seven seasons with the organization, the team has only been in the playoffs just twice.
Kemba has been mentioned in true rumors over the past few seasons, so when free agency comes, he’ll have to really think about his future. Charlotte is where he wants to be, but it may not be the best place to compete for a championship.